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    Senior Member Rally Power's Avatar
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    Nice cars, fantastic stages. Btw, what’s the difference between AP4 and AP4+? Hunt Impreza is a Gr.A or something else?
    Rally addict since 1982

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    Someone with more knowledge of the technical detail can correct me if I'm wrong - my understanding is that proper AP4 regs specify a 1.6L engine, but most of the manufacturers involved didn't have anything suitable so they opened up the NZRC rules to allow AP4 cars with 1.8L engines (with certain restrictions etc) to compete in the championship as AP4+ cars.

    I think it was intended as an interim rule until some suitable 1.6L engines are available, but I don't know if its a specific limited timeframe.

    Not sure if Hunts Impreza would be Group A or NR4 (or what is vaguely called N+, NR4 with a bit more freedom). Bigger and heavier than the AP4 cars with less freedom of suspension design etc, but more power from the 2L engine. Struggled its first year in the championship when it was close to 1500kg, down to 1370 last I heard - 1350 minimum allowed compared to 1230 for AP4 cars.

    The most powerful car in the NZRC field is probably Van Klink's triple rotor RX8 in the 2wd class.

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    Hunt takes Alister McRae for a spin (pic)
    https://www.facebook.com/BenHUNTMoto...079359/?type=3

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    NZRC calendar 2019 - Otago start 12-14th April, 2019.

    Last round back to Waitomo/ Hamilton instead of Raglan.

    http://nzrallychamps.co.nz/2019-nzrc...ndar-released/

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    Hanmer Rally 2018 - livestream

    Hayabusa powered toyotas etc.

    https://www.facebook.com/AutosportCa...6666930456458/

    Dave Holder rolled a Gosling Escort at the ford (water crossing), running as the zero car.
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    Spectator death at Hanmer Rally. Condolences to those associated.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/106...r-forest-rally

    Kevin worked on Damon Hill's Formula 3 program in 1986 and 1988
    https://www.kevincorinphotography.co...t-kevin-corin/
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    Sad news. I didn't know Kevin all that well but had chatted with him a few times when we were shooting photos in the same place, nice guy.

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    Momac to livestream (if the tech gods behave) Ashley Forest Rallysprint. this weekend. Streamed 22/23rd nz time. 1.7 kilometres of foot down. Those on euro time can catchup sat and sun breakfast. time.
    One stream on paddons fb.

    Entrants include Paddon - Hyundai AP4+ i20 converted to AP4++ spec

    A McRae in the ex wrc Impreza
    Sloan Cox (RX Academy driver) in the mega spaceframe EVO.

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    The steering wheel view -paddon
    https://www.facebook.com/paddonrally...5124607236487/

    McRae won
    Paddon oil filter problem caused early retirement
    https://www.facebook.com/MattSummerf...0724302307888/ (oil filter smoke of Paddon at -1.40.20 (50 min) sequence)
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    Looked good, which isn't a surprise, NZ know how to put on rally events.

    I do wonder why we don't see more Rallysprints - as you don't really need a co-driver, no road legal car, etc
    We used to have a few over here in the UK (Haye Park, Sweetlamb, etc) , but they seem to have fallen out of favour.
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    McRae - onboard and outboard of Ashley forest run
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